and wellness trends we’ll all be talking about in the year ahead. IT’S TIME TO SAY BUH-BYE, “PERFORMATIVE WELLNESS”—AND HELLO, SANITY. Check out Well+Good’s top 18 health, fitness, and nutrition trends. Dec 3, 11 wellness trends to watch in , including the next wave of plant-based protein and the real reason the rise of CBD is so important. is so We're looking ahead to what's next, and is looking awesome. From cricket protein to CBD, check out our favorite wellness trends.
It will be used in conjunction with physicians and nurses as an essential part of the way we deliver healthcare. More than one-third of American adults do not get enough sleep on a regular basis, reports the CDC. Our cognitive functions are impaired, so we are more likely to overreact, and our emotional intelligence is degraded, so we are more likely to be irritable.
The last few years have seen several new tech products to help people sleep, including nighttime wearables, sleep trackers, smart pillows, and more. I even once spent the night with a sleep robot, which was more or less like a Teddy Ruxpin for insomniacs. Now, the issue is spreading to more industries in the health and wellness space.
Nightfood is betting on sleep health becoming the next big functional food category. While the boutique fitness industry has mostly been relegated to yoga or sweat-inducing modalities, more are dedicated to recovery. Looks like a strong start to the week???????? Patrons strap into a leather lounge chair, snuggle with a weighted gravity blanket, and then drift off as an attendant administers New Agey brain wave techniques. That will fuel entire industries dedicated to making people feel better—or just more relaxed, even for just an hour.
There are unexpected features, like underground trash cans and secret treehouses for unaccompanied kids to discover and colonize. Barely anyone drives; they use their feet or, if anything, a golf cart to get around. Despite its quirkier aspects, Serenbe is nowhere close to a cult. Why do people automatically think that a community of friendly neighbors, clean air, and healthy living must be some diabolical scheme? The holidays have us reminiscing over last year's snow.
A post shared by serenbe serenbe on Dec 18, at 9: Where you build your home matters: As such, wellness communities are a r apidly growing, multibillion-dollar real estate trend.
The concept still has a way to go in terms of public perception and wider adoption, but in the coming decade, more people will consider them a way to combat preventable chronic diseases. Investors are taking notice while developers better customize the idea to suit different areas, like beach condos in Miami or apartment clusters in New York. The Global Wellness Institute found that people who once opted for planned neighborhoods or leisure golf centers are veering into wellness communities.
Parsley Health thinks it can drastically reduce that number. Its mission is to foster a close, long-term, doctor-patient relationship where both parties are committed to addressing the underlying reasons for our health woes. Most primary care visits, in comparison, last under 15 minutes. Are you ready to feel alive and well the minute you arrive? A post shared by Parsley Health parsleyhealth on Dec 7, at Oak Street caters exclusively to adults on Medicare, while CareMore serves seniors, among others.
By Rina Raphael long Read. When we are dogmatic about our food choices, we sacrifice listening to our bodies, which can have long-term negative implications for our health and well being. You deserve so much more than that! Women are embracing adding weights of all levels into their workouts and seeing increased strength, tone and other general health improvements.
No longer are people shouting that weights make women bulky; instead, they are learning that weight training has benefits that last into old age, including bone strength, which helps postpone conditions such as osteoporosis.
Loading your bar with weights can create back, shoulder and neck issues, while also putting too much pressure on your knees and hips. Discuss your fitness level with a knowledgeable instructor, and check your ego at the door!
Most fitness apps and studios have on demand memberships, and new products like Mirror are making it easier than ever to workout wherever you are. Grab a friend who keeps you in check, have her check in with you every few days to get your workout updates!
FORME offers virtual memberships! Susannah Herring, owner at Hot Yoga Plus, which has locations throughout the South, says fitness fanatics will be more focused on recovery this year than ever before. As boutique fitness concepts continue their upward trend, people are paying more and more attention to the recovery aspect of performance — for both physical and mental reasons.
However, you should easily be able to find similar offerings at other fitness studios near you. I think this trend is going to continue and become more mainstream in After all, our skin and our needs are extremely unique, and being able to combine the right products, or even better customize some of the main active ingredients, could help your skin health reach new levels.
When it comes to beauty, makeup artist Brielle Brenner says more personal, customized skin care is headed our way in She recommends Instagram as a good place to start researching but to be sure to do a deep dive, too since not all products are created equal. Not all ingredients are made equal, so just because something is custom, does not make it high quality. This year, we learned it only takes one weekend of camping to reset the body's internal clock , and spending time outdoors, away from artificial light, can significantly rev up your body's melatonin production.
According to Ellen Vora, M. Many of my patients' insomnia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and ADHD improve significantly with this earlier bedtime. The reasoning is that the human body functions best when it's in sync with the sun and the moon," she says. One of the most important things you can do to honor your circadian rhythm is maintain a consistent sleep-wake cycle. According to Michael Breus, Ph. Each morning when you wake up at the same time, you get sunlight through your eyes, which helps reset your circadian rhythm.
This reset impacts every organ system and every disease state. In addition, your brain then knows when to fall asleep and when to wake up, and this allows your sleep cycle to become more efficient, and increase deep sleep.
And the benefits of this extend beyond sleep to better hormone regulation and overall health," she explained. In , we'll continue to learn more about how to live a life that supports this cycle, which could very well bring our energy levels, productivity, and mood to a whole new level.
We have a circadian clock in every single cell in our body, so it's not just about restful sleep although that's important!
It's about getting in touch with our body's natural intelligence and learning to honor it. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We've been reporting on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda for years, and the 5,year-old holistic health system, Sanskrit for "knowledge of life," has spurred other trends including our obsession with turmeric and kitchari cleanses.
In , though, it exploded into public consciousness via a new embrace of healthy mitochondria , the ketogenic diet , and other fat-friendly approaches to food, which led to the emergence of ghee as a cooking staple. Ghee is a fixture in Ayurvedic cooking, made from butter that's had the milk solids removed. Hollywood has been huge in bringing Ayurveda to the mainstream, with a number of celebs trying—and subsequently sharing on social media—the Ayurvedic cleanse called panchakarma.
The panchakarma which includes a specific diet, herbal regimen, oil rituals, and enemas has gone from a fringe, crunchy detox to the program of choice for Hollywood's elite. Surya Spa , located in the hills of Pacific Palisades, is their home base.
The spa, which looks and feels like a posh, eccentric aunt's house, treats people for the weeklong traditional panchakarmas as well as abridged one-day versions where the busy but wellness-minded can pop in for a doshic tuneup doshas are, in Ayurveda, the governing principles of the body; you're typically vata-, pitta-, or kapha-dominant, although that can change over time and in relation to your surrounding environment.
Outside of Hollywood, a number of other brands and public figures have made Ayurveda more accessible to everyday people in Gaia Herbs sells ready-to-go Golden Milk , so consumers can quickly, easily create the Ayurvedic staple at home. Pukka Herbs , a longtime favorite around mbg's office , makes hard-to-find and harder to pronounce! Ayurvedic herbs like triphala, amla, shatavari, and holy basil, simple to brew up in a cuppa with their teas and supplements, formulated by a master herbalist to eliminate the guesswork.
She also thinks that it's a natural next progression from the personalized nutrition movement a former wellness trend. We are becoming more in tune that we are ever-changing entities, and this is the premise of Ayurveda. As consumers veer away from fad trends, seeking instead reputable, science-backed forms of alternative healing, Ayurveda's popularity will only continue to grow. Financial stress takes a major toll on our well-being. A recent study in Psychosomatic Medicine found that adults who had financial stressors in their lives reported greater psychological distress and lower levels of psychological health—an idea mirrored in AgeProof by Michael Roizen, M.
When our brain and body are flooded with cortisol and adrenaline, we are likely to rush into premature, uninformed decisions. It makes sense that many of us get stressed about money, given that financial literacy is a skill that we weren't taught in school.
Another recent study from Northwestern Mutual found that financial stress can also put a damper on our relationships and social life, with about one in five Americans saying they have financial disagreements with their significant other at least monthly. Clayman notes that more people started talking about the important role finances play in overall health after the financial crash of , and the dialogue has only continued to strengthen from there.
Today, financial institutions like Prudential , Chase Bank , and Visa have programs and platforms in place to help consumers improve their health by way of their finances through taking steps like starting a savings account or contributing to their k , while new banking options like Chime which is now acquiring more customers each month than Wells Fargo or Citibank and Empower are offering people an easy and fee-free way to open a bank account online and get their financial lives in order.
Financial wellness programs for employees are also gaining traction. Alexa von Tobel, the founder of LearnVest and author of Financially Fearless , has seen how conversations about money can quickly turn into so much more. We're predicting that this is the year that as corporate initiatives are met with grassroots campaigns to start a dialogue around financial wellness such as mbg's new series Well Spent , the floodgates will open on honest, constructive conversations about the role that money plays in our health and beyond.
Who's up for talking about life insurance over a matcha? This October, the United Nations doled out an ominous warning about the future of our planet: Basically, if we don't find a way to reverse carbon emissions in the next 12 years, the world could be damaged beyond repair. It's a crucial time for our environment, and we all need to step up and support initiatives that don't just do less bad, but more good.
That's where the regenerative movement comes in. In short, when farmers grow using regenerative techniques, they return nutrients to soil that can help it absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It's a shift our farmland desperately needs right now.
Regenerative practices were first popularized in the food world, a pattern that mbg called out in our Food Trends report. The fervor that's building for regenerative agriculture is spilling over to other industries too. Bronner's , and fashion retailer Patagonia are also using their platforms to preach the importance of the climate-friendly practice. It is more than a concept now; it really is coalescing into a movement," says Josh Tickell , the author of Kiss the Ground: A recent survey found that 60 percent of those polled would consider purchasing regenerative products they knew were fighting climate change.
There's a certification in the works to help them identify such products, called the Regenerative Organic Certification ROC. NSF International is managing the creation of the ROC, and they've been heartened to see early interest in the program, which is set to launch a pilot in early As for where the regenerative movement will be in the next five years, Forrest predicts that it will be as well-known as the "organic" label is now.
We have to make people of all walks recognize the power regenerative agriculture has to impact their lives. With all this momentum building on a personal and industry level, we're hopeful that will become the year that we start talking about how we can regenerate our way toward a healthier future for all. In case you haven't noticed, hemp oil is majorly trending in the wellness world. Actually scratch that—it's majorly trending in the entire world. And in the upcoming year, we'll be hearing a lot more about the endocannabinoid system ECS , which is the major bodily system that the compounds in hemp —including CBD—interact with.
So far, hemp oil has demonstrated exciting anti-inflammatory, anti-pain, anti-seizure , and anti-anxiety properties just to name a few , but the science of the endocannabinoid system explains why hemp oil actually works. Beyond that, it might even explain why so many of us suffer from anxiety, inflammation, and pain in the first place.
In fact, much like the microbiome, the endocannabinoid system has been shown to play a role in anything from anxiety and pain to fertility, mood, and even our weight. According to Martin A. Lee, the director of Project CBD and the author of S moke Signals , "The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating most physiological processes that have been studied: It's the reason cannabis is such a versatile medicine that can help so many conditions.
According to Robert Rountree, M. That said, there is a big focus on the brain because of the huge role the ECS plays there in everything from stress, to memory, to mood, to brain injury from things like stroke or trauma.
Also of note are conditions that we believe are directly related to endocannabinoid deficiency: Finally, obesity and metabolic health are important targets for ECS research.
New scientific research has resulted in an explosion in public awareness of how much the human microbiome influences all aspects of human health. The endocannabinoid system ECS is poised to follow a similar track—from relative obscurity to a position of great significance. In the future, assessing the health of this bodily system—something scientists refer to as the "endocannabinoid tone"—could be a way to measure a person's stress response. This could be big—not only because 31 percent of U.
Rountree has gone so far as to refer to the ECS as a "master regulatory system" in the body, and you can bet we'll be following along as more research comes out about the different ways we can optimize it. As consumers, we've become almost humorously conscious of the sourcing of our food—which is a good thing!
Restaurants trumpet their grass-fed and pasture-raised meat, and organic and locally grown vegetables have never been easier to find. But the pervasiveness of well-sourced food only serves to highlight the huge blind spot in our penchant for healthier meals: While the food world has been getting healthier and healthier, the vast majority of us are still swigging the equivalent of factory-farmed wine.
As an organization with a keen eye on the future of wellness in every sector of the industry, we are pleased to present this trends resource. This is an aggregated. Jan 4, From practicing small (but mighty!) rituals to unplugging from the digital world, these wellness trends will be huge in , according to experts. Dec 26, The Drybar of acupuncture? In-N-Out for plant-based burgers? Startups find new ways to bring healthier food and self-care products to wider.